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Song of the Flower

A Poem to the Cycles of Nature
 
 
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.
 
At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds 
In bidding the light farewell.
 
The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.
 
As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the Sun, which is
The only eye of the day.
 
I drink dew for wine, and harken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.
 
I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.
 
But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.
 
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The poem “Song of the Flower” is reproduced from the November 2014 edition of “The Aquarian Theosophist”, pp. 4-5. It was previously published in the volume “Tears and Laughter”, by Kahlil Gibran, The Wisdom Library / Philosophical Library, New York, 1949, 94 pp., see pp. 51-52.
 
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On the role of the esoteric movement in the ethical awakening of mankind during the 21st century, see the book “The Fire and Light of Theosophical Literature”, by Carlos Cardoso Aveline.  
 
 
Published in 2013 by The Aquarian Theosophist, the volume has 255 pages and can be obtained through Amazon Books.
 
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